Monthly Archive:: November 2018

Comics I’m Picking Up the Week of November 28, 2018

Here at the books I’m looking forward to seeing at my local comic store the week of November 28, 2018. Shazam Publisher: DC Words/Story: Geoff Johns Art/Colors: Dale Eaglesham “Teenager turned super-hero Billy Batson struggles to balance school and superheroics! (Guess which one is more fun?) But when Shazam unlocks a shocking secret deep within the Rock of Eternity, it challenges everything he knows about the worlds of magic and his family’s future as its champions! Also, witness the bizarre...

Robin Hood’s Great Cast Can’t Save a Mess of a Movie

I admit was slightly annoyed when I heard another Robin Hood movie was being released. There are only so many times the same story can be told on the big screen, even if a hot British actor is cast in the role, and my expectations of this movie were at an all-time low. Given that, I was pleasantly surprised how immersed I became in the story. It’s a flawed movie, but the action was enough to keep me interested. In this version,...

This Week in Geek (11/26/18–12/2/18)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, November 26th to Sunday, December 2nd. Creative Night What: Arts, Community When: Monday, November 26th at 6:30 p.m. Where: Event Horizon at the Waterbury Building Let your creativity shine with drawing, painting, crafting, or whatever your heart desires at Creative Night, a weekly event put on by Crafty Geek and the Geek Partnership Society. This is a...

Bookishly Ever After Is the Fluffy Romance We All Need Right Now

I’m a self-proclaimed book nerd. I currently have well over 2,300 titles on my Goodreads account, and about 85 percent of those are on my “To Read” list. In high school and college, I devoted hours to immersing myself in my favorite fandoms and writing fanfiction in which I’d be romanced by my favorite characters. While I do enjoy my share of fantasy stories and the occasional sci-fi epic, my absolute favorite stories to read are, not surprisingly, ones...

The Room Is a Must-Play Series for Any Fan of Puzzle Games

As a general rule, I don’t like paying for mobile games. So many end up loaded with microtransactions or start feeling like a second job with the amount of grinding required. But recently, on a whim, I purchased a game called The Room (sorry, no connection to Tommy Wiseau) and was so impressed by it I ended up buying the rest of the series: The Room Two, The Room Three, and the slightly more imaginatively titled The Room: Old Sins....

The ULTIMATE Minnesota Geek Guide to Black Friday and Small Business Saturday 2018

Planning to start your holiday shopping, support local geek businesses, or just take advantage of some amazing deals this weekend? Well, we’ve done all the legwork for you and are happy to provide your ultimate Minnesota geek guide to Black Friday and Small Business Saturday! We’ve arranged all of the businesses into categories and featured what sorts of bargains and events they’re offering this year right under their address, complete with a Google Maps link to make life easy....

The MN Bookstore Guide to Black Friday and Small Business Saturday 2018

Thanksgiving weekend features some of the biggest shopping days of the year, and seeing as Minneapolis and St. Paul are always popping up on lists of America’s most literate cities, you can be sure a lot of the purchases around these parts will be books. In addition to Black Friday, independent bookstores have been celebrating Small Business Saturday over the last few years as a shop-local alternative, with author Sherman Alexie’s Indies First campaign helping to bring authors into...

Comics I’m Picking Up the Week of November 21, 2018

Here are the new books I’m looking forward to seeing at my local comic store the week of November 21, 2018. MiddleWest Publisher: Image Words/Story: Skottie Young Art/Colors: Jorge Corona “The lands between the coasts are vast, slow to change, and full of hidden magics. Mistakes have been made, and Abel, a young boy who must navigate an old land in order to reconcile his family’s history, as he searches for answers to quell a coming storm that knows his...

Widows Breaks the Rules

For those not invested in the history of independent film, a film like Widows could be nearly inexplicable. It is, at its core, an action heist thriller that shares tone with ’90s indie crime films like The Usual Suspects, Reservoir Dogs, or One False Move. In a reversal of the usual career trajectory, this is the feature follow-up to director Steve McQueen’s Oscar-winning drama masterpiece 12 Years a Slave (2013), which shares very little with Widows on a superficial level. The story...

This Week in Geek (11/19/18–11/25/18)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, November 19th to Sunday, November 25th. Star Party with Mike Lynch What: Science & Technology, Education, Family When: Monday, November 19th at 6:00 p.m. Where: Metropolitan State University Science Education Center We stand at the edge of an endless cosmic ocean, and Star Parties are an opportunity to gaze into infinity with fun activities like a planetarium...
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